We love to find local businesses that are contributing to the Impact Economy of New Orleans. We are excited by what Joule is doing and where they are headed
(PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Joule Solar Energy [http://www.joule-energy.com is a Louisiana solar installer that practices what they preach. They were one of the sate’s first B Corps [http://www.bcorporation.net which is a certification that shows a triple responsibility to social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
This responsibility was integral to the founding of Joule four years ago. Joule Solar Energy Co-Founder Julian Thomas states, “We were excited to find out about B Corp. We already believed and lived this corporate and environmental responsibility and were excited to find an organization to certify and enhance our efforts.”
Joule Solar Energy lives out its responsibility to the environment with its extensive corporate recycling program, composting and using sustainable products wherever possible. Joule has a 28.35 kW solar energy system on their Mid-City New Orleans building which offsets a substantial portion of their energy usage.
Joule Solar Energy is a responsible stewart to the South Louisiana as well. Joule’s employees take part in many volunteer activities including cleaning up the streets of New Orleans’ Ninth Ward with Global Green’s Holy Cross Project [http://www.globalgreen.org/articles/global/68 . The Joule staff volunteers with area schools and the Louisiana Green Corps [http://www.lagreencorps.org/ to educate young adults with developmental disabilities and seminars about solar to their adult continuing education classes.
Joule Solar Energy is also contributing to the Impact Economy in South Louisiana by not only focusing on its own environmental responsibility but also contributing to the region’s aesthetics at the same time. Joule has partnered with Brent Houzenga [http://www.brenthouzenga.com , a local artist to use their scrap materials in his art. Houzenga has transformed discarded plywood and electrical components into art which is displayed in local galleries and an upcoming show in June at LeQuiVive http://www.lequivive.com in Oakland, CA. “I always use recycled materials in my art and it is great to team up with a local business to use their waste materials." says Houzenga.
Liz Shepard, Chief Sustainability Officer of LifeCity [http://mylifecity.com adds, “We love to find local businesses that are contributing to the Impact Economy of New Orleans. We are excited by what Joule is doing and where they are headed.”